OCHO MANOS by Tengo pal Truco
This quartet, mainly concerned with Argentine Music interpretation, come back at Casa Munganga (after 2 years!) to play during its third European tour. In this opportunity they’re also launching its brand new CD: “Ocho Manos”
Its repertoire ranges from classical Argentine Tango and Folkloric compositions to works of “New Tango” (Astor Piazzolla) or folkloric roots contemporary pieces and own compositions by the group in which these genres are fused with jazz, chamber music and other Latin American styles.
Due the variety of the instrumentation and the repertoire this proposal could be included in many types of musical programs as Jazz Festivals, Chamber Music,World Music, educational concerts and, also, in “milongas” (Tango venues), the group could also be accompanied by Argentine tango dancers. Today in Munganga Tengo Pal Truco presents a special repertoire for the ‘tango dancers lovers’.
2016 concert with Amelita Baltar as guest (The preferred vocalist of Astor Piazzolla)
“Las Golondrinas” (folkloric song, live performance): http://youtu.be/d-z_vfpMgzw?t=1m35s
“Michelangelo 70” (Astor Piazzolla new tango, live performance): http://youtu.be/B9iSB0KLDAg
“El Mareadito” (folkloric piece fused with jazz, live performance): http://youtu.be/OkrGfBsyI8s
“Nocturna” (traditional milonga-tango, live performance): http://youtu.be/MsIZNQWCExs?t=8s
“Malambo” (with folkloric dancers, live performance): http://youtu.be/76aNpL2LLkI?t=4m33
“Cuadro Coya” (with folkloric dancers, live performance): http://youtu.be/PbH5Kxsh1aM
“Tango Dance 2” (with tango dancers, festival video): http://vimeo.com/102988778
“Tango Dance 3” (with tango dancers, festival video): http://vimeo.com/103128174
Tengo pal Truco was born in 2008 in Lincoln, Buenos Aires, Argentina. It consists in four music teachers, Damián Balarino: piano and composition. Luis Hopúa: keyboards, accordion and composition, Gonzalo Villalba: bandoneon, guitar, bass, composition and voice, Carlos Passeggi: drums, percussion composition and voice.
They has recorded two CDs: “Tengo pal Truco” (2009) and “Son Buenas” (2013) with their own arrangements of compositions by Astor Piazzolla, Julían Plaza, Anibal Troilo (Tango) Eduardo Falu, Jaime Davalos, Daniel Sanchez (Folklore) among others, in addition with members’ own works.
In “Son Buenas” they had the honor to record “Tonada de Otoño” with Cecilia Todd(popular Venezuelan singer) and “De Pérdidas y Reencuentros” based on Jorge Luis Borges` poem, with Amelita Baltar (The preferred voice of Astor Piazzolla ).
Actually, they are recording the third disc call “ocho manos” (2017) that’s its will be presented for the first time in Europe. Unpublished material in Argentine.
In this work, they present their own composition and great hits like, “oblivion” of Astor Piazzola and “gallo ciego” of Osvaldo Pugliese.
The quartet has performed in the most prestigious stages in Buenos Aires and all Argentina. They has also made successful international tours: 2011 Venezuela(PDVSA LA Estancia, La Casa del Artista, Plaza de los Museos, etc.) Holland 2014(Zivo, international, folkloric music and dance festival, ODOORN) Belgium 2014(Wereld Dans Music Festival, Edegem),with Ballet Argentino Malambo (Argentine Tango and Folkloric dance company). European Concerts Tour 2015: France (Maison de`L Argentine, París university City) (Hector Berlioz Music Conservatory, París), Belgium (Art Base, Brussels) and Holland (Tango week on tour, Breda) (Casa Munganga, Amsterdam), Muziek Cafe, Amsterdam) and many others.
Since 2012 they are permanent members of the Independent Musicians Association “Sonamos Latinoamérica” with creation links and exchange, as well as concerts and festivals with artists from Chile, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Spain.
Some of Tengo pal Truco`s recordings have been used as “official music” of radio and TV programs in Argentina and Latin America.